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Bell concerned by rapes spike

STATE National Security Minister Keith Bell yesterday stood by his earlier comments that there has been a recent spike in rapes, but insisted that Police Commissioner Ellison Greenslade was correct when he told reporters that the overall reported cases of the crime are down.

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Three-month grace period over immigration changes

HAITIAN nationals with a claim to Bahamian citizenship will have a three-month grace period to allow for processing delays for documents once new immigration policies come into effect next month, Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell said yesterday.

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Training under way on Ebola protective equipment

EMERGENCY Medical Services professionals in New Providence got a chance yesterday to try on the personal protective gear they will be required to wear if they have to deal with an Ebola patient.

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Straw Market turns pink

THE Straw Market turned pink yesterday as vendors and market organisers worked to bring awareness of breast cancer by decorating the market to reflect the “true colour of awareness”.

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Through the rain to bring help to those in need

TWO dozen employee volunteers of the British Colonial Hilton weathered rainy conditions yesterday as they hit the road for an extensive food and clothing distribution exercise.

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STAR SAILORS HONOURED

IT was 50 years ago that Sir Durward ‘Sea Wolf’ Knowles and Cecil Cooke brought international glory to the Bahamas with their gold medal performance at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Yesterday, the memory was relived in the recognition by the Bahamas Government and the Bahamas Olympic Committee in a “Golden Anniversary” luncheon.

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Romanian accused of ATM hack asks for bail

A ROMANIAN accused of having a hand in the recent hacking of bank automated teller machines appeared in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking bail.

PM 'filmed' discussing Nygard Cay construction

Prime Minister Perry Christie and government officials have been videotaped meeting Peter Nygard at his Lyford Cay home and discussed construction activities at the property - the same activities that are being challenged as unlawful in two separate court actions.

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Fraud accused faces more charges

A WOMAN awaiting trial for more than two dozen fraud related charges was back in Magistrate’s Court yesterday accused of more crimes.

No early VAT, as store eases concern

A LOCAL retail store chain yesterday moved to allay the concerns of customers that it was prematurely adding value added tax to the pricing of its items ahead of VAT’s implementation on January 1, 2015.